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Yab Yum

Ajja & Gaspard, two musicians, two sets of creative energy, influenced by each other & fusing in a whole that is greater then the sum of its parts.

Gaspard has been DJing and organizing parties for 9 years. He started as DJ Throbbe and played with Psyberpunk Corp. Today, he is DJ Gaspard for his night-time psychedelic trance sets and DJ Equilibrium for his floating ambient mixes.

Ajja has been a musician all his life. Growing up in the world-famous tattooing Leu family and travelling across the world has given him a strong creative drive. Although he lived in Goa when trance was coalescing, the jadedness of the scene turned him away from electronic music for many years. He accumulating a major body of original non-trance material as a by-product.

In 1998 Gaspard came in for a tattoo in Ajjas shop and they became fast friends. During the next few years Gaspard helped refuel Ajjas love of trance by dragging him out to psychedelic parties across Switzerland. Their first performance together, at the Psyberpunk Naturalp Festival in November 2002, consisted of Gaspards DJ set, live percussion & live fx by Ajja. Later that year, they toured Australian festivals - Outback Eclipse, Rainbow Serpent & Exodus.

In the summer of 2003, Gaspard and Ajja in collaboration with visual artist Tanina Munchkina & musician Master Margherita created Peak Records - Switzerlands first psy-trance label! Performing together with the P.G.C (an organic-trance live-act of which Ajja is a founding member) through the summer of 2004, revealed high compatibility between Gaspard & Ajja ranging from very similar tastes in music to humour, partying & psychedelic philosophy.

The next logical step was the formation of their own live act: Yab Yum. So Logic was bought, laptops were tuned up & they got down to business: Ajja bringing his knowledge of instruments and frequencies and Gaspard, a strong sense of dance-floor dynamics from his experience as a DJ & sound engineer.

This combination has produced many strong, psychedelic, dance oriented tracks, that have been greatly appreciated by trancers everywhere. Yab Yum have been released on respected labels worldwide & have released their debut album "Nocturnal Emissions" on Peak Records in December 2006.

In June 2008, due to personal reasons, Dj Gaspard played his last gig with Yab Yum. Since then, Ajja has taken on the project on his own, and is currently performing in parties and festivals around the globe.

 


Releases
Tracks on
Gigs
02/08/2014 - Ozora Festival - Ozora, Hungary
30/12/2013 - Universo Paralello - Pratigi Beach - Bahia, Brazil
19/09/2013 - Neverland Festival - Israel
25/08/2013 - Pearl Festival - south of London , Uk
03/11/2012 - Psyhedelic Carnival 7 - X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
01/09/2012 - Hadra Festival - France
13/07/2012 - Antaris Project - near Berlin, Germany
17/09/2011 - Psybox - Peak Label Party - Innsbruck, Austria
26/08/2010 - Aurora Festival - Asprovalta, Greece
16/07/2010 - Blissful Festival - Azambuja Beach, Portugal
26/06/2010 - Desiderata Festival 2010 - New York, USA
06/02/2010 - 100% Carnival (World People) - Rachding Club - Girona, Spain
28/08/2009 - Out of Space - Merishausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
20/06/2009 - Armageddon Festival: Insomnia - Moscow, Russia
09/05/2009 - The Peak Experience - Hamburg, Germany
20/04/2009 - Mountain Madness 2009 - Lubu Hill, near Kathmandu, Nepal
14/03/2009 - Frühlings Zauber Traum 09 - Berlin, Germany
28/02/2009 - Alien Safari 3rd Annual Masqued Ball - Near Cape Town, South Africa
21/02/2009 - Frequency Shift - tba, London
07/02/2009 - The Shadows Out of Time - Thessaloniki, Greece (near Neraida Airport)
21/12/2008 - FreeCreation Summer Solstice Festival - Near Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
13/12/2008 - Electro Snow Party - Chateau d'Oex, Switzerland
29/11/2008 - Electric Visions - Almeirim, Portugal
22/11/2008 - Light Warriors - Genova, Italy
08/11/2008 - Neuro Impact - Near Bassano del Grappa, Italy
25/10/2008 - Technical Freaks Birthday Party - Moscow, Russia
20/09/2008 - Freaks Machine 2008 - Near Besançon, France
19/09/2008 - Lysergic Enigma - Jacks Club, London, UK
02/08/2008 - Skygravity Festival - Crimea, Ukraine
26/07/2008 - Wickerman Festival - Dundrennan, Scotland
20/07/2008 - Glade Festival - Berkshire, England
19/07/2008 - Glade Festival - Berkshire, England
17/07/2008 - Full Moon Festival - Berlin, Germany
14/07/2008 - Antaris Festival - Stoelln, Germany
13/07/2008 - Antaris Festival - Stoelln, Germany
11/07/2008 - World People Open Air Festival: Space Pirates - South of France
27/06/2008 - Boxens Festival - Geneva, Switzerland
21/06/2008 - Chianti Summer Solstice - Florence, Italy
29/05/2008 - Oh My God Its Thursday - Paris, France
24/05/2008 - sPEAKing in TOEs - Ruigoord, NL
30/04/2008 - TBA - Austria
19/04/2008 - Together In The Dark - Rome, Italy
23/03/2008 - The Psychedelic Experience - Basel, Switzerland
22/03/2008 - Dissonant Festival - Antwerp, Belgium
23/02/2008 - BIOSCOPIA 2 - CANCELLED
19/01/2008 - Soma Sonic - The Picket, Liverpool, Uk
01/01/2008 - Universo Paralello - Pratigi Beach, Brasil
17/11/2007 - tba - Belgium
27/08/2007 - Forgotten Ritual - Switzerland
25/08/2007 - Butterfly Dance Festival - Pangeo Mountain, Piereon, Kavala Greece
12/08/2007 - Freaky Dragons Festival - Spain
04/08/2007 - The Psychedelic Ceilidh - Scotland
21/07/2007 - Wickerman Festival - Dundrenan, Scotland
15/07/2007 - World People Festival - France
07/07/2007 - Moonloop Label Party - Les Diablerets, Switzerland
30/06/2007 - Shakti Collective Party - Toronto, Canada
23/06/2007 - Gaian Mind Summer Festival - Four Quarters, PA, U.S.A.
15/06/2007 - Life Festival - Shannon, Ireland
02/06/2007 - Tribesconnection party - Paris, France
01/06/2007 - Mental Soup Festival - Ticino, Switzerland
26/05/2007 - Hello World - BrainBusters Spring 2007 Open Air - Tamagawa Campground, Yamanashi, Japan
28/04/2007 - Goaland 2007 - Bologna, Italy
31/12/2006 - Freaks Blast - Portugal
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